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English definition of “town planning”

town planning

noun [U] uk   us  
the planning of the way in which towns and cities are built in order to make them pleasant to live in: He studied town planning at college.Local government and politicsCivil engineering in general
town planner
noun [C] uk   us  
The town planners made a real mess of the riverside area during the 1960s.Local government and politicsCivil engineering in general
(Definition of town planning from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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